Feb 5 2009
11:12 am
By: R. Neal

U.S. Department of Labor: In the week ending Jan. 31, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 626,000, an increase of 35,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 591,000.

The report also says there are now nearly five million (4,788,000) people without jobs. The AP reports that the weekly claims are the highest in 26 years, and the number of unemployed is an all-time record.

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